Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Ready for more snow?
Forecasts call for between 2-5 inches in Dearborn starting Thursday evening, and a Winter Storm Watch will be in effect through Friday morning. According to a hazardous weather outlook and winter weather advisory issued by the National Weather Service, a strengthening low pressure system will move into the southern Great Lakes region on Thursday. The heaviest snow is expected Thursday evening after 8 p.m., according to the NWS. Snow may mix with sleet at times, but overall is expected to result in 1-3 inches of snow accumulation overnight. The snow will continue Friday morning, with several more inches of accumulation possible. Friday morning commuters can expect a snowy and slippery drive. Check the Dearborn Patch Commute Page for real-…
Monday, February 4, 2013
Some Dearborn streets had already been plowed and salted Monday morning.
A "clipper"—known in weather circles as a fast-moving low pressure system out of Canada—continued to bring 2-3 inches of snow to the Dearborn area Monday. The National Weather Service issued a Winter Weather Advisory early Monday morning, which runs until 2 p.m. The snow will continue through Tuesday, when up to two additional inches are possible, according to the National Weather Service. Here's the forecast, day-by-day, for the Wayne County area: Check the Dearborn Patch Commute Page for real-time traffic and accident updates.
Sunday, February 3, 2013
More snow fell on Dearborn Saturday, but is it a winter wonderland or a slippery mess?
Love it or hate it, the snow just keeps coming. Dearborn got yet another substantial covering of the white stuff Saturday, just as residents had finished shoveling the snowfall from several days before. Snow is expected to continue to fall Sunday and into Monday, with accumulations of an inch or two possible each day. Will the snow ever end? More importantly, do you want it to? Reader Tom Laundroche added some photos of the weather in Dearborn on Saturday that focused on the beauty of the season, not the wind chill. Still, Dearborn Patch readers on Facebook were split on the matter. Love It Hate It How do you feel about the barrage of winter weather Dearborn has gotten lately? Take our poll and join the conversation in the comments section…
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Here's the latest on the Dearborn-area weather.
The story of southeast Michigan's wild January weather continues tonight, as forecasters call for a 40-degree temperature drop accompanied by high winds and snow. In the Dearborn area — as in all across southeast Michigan — we've experienced snow, sleet, rain, fog and even thunder this week. Temperatures hit near the mid-50s Wednesday in Dearborn. But tonight, according to the National Weather Service, temperatures are expected to drop to the low 20s. There is a 40 percent chance of rain or snow in Dearborn Wednesday afternoon and evening. The hazardous weather outlook calls for "gusty winds" of up to 40 to 45 mph as well as icy conditions on the roads. "Temperatures will fall rapidly late today and tonight. ..." according to the …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The National Weather Service has issued warnings due to warming temperatures and as much as an inch of rain expected Tuesday.
The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch from Tuesday evening through Wednesday morning for a portion of southeast Michigan, including Dearborn. The bulletin issued Monday afternoon indicated that warm temperatures on Tuesday will lead to a melting of 3 to 6 inches of packed snow. A frost depth of nearly 15 inches will prevent the water from being absorbed into the soil. Additionally, more than an inch of rain is expected to fall Tuesday across the area. In Dearborn, this is most likely to affect low-lying areas near the Rouge River—such as Ford Field Park and Telegraph Road underneath the Michigan Avenue overpass. A dense fog advisory is also in place Monday evening through 7 a.m. Tuesday in the Detroit area. Fog is …
Monday, January 28, 2013
The ice and snow that caused hundreds of school closures Monday throughout southeast Michigan soon will be a mere memory, but not for long!
Talk about some true Michigan weather. The week got off to a slick, sloppy start in southeast Michigan, but those who don't relish shoveling snow and scraping ice are in luck: Temperatures are expected to approach 60 degrees Tuesday. The area, including Dearborn, will have swung from being under a winter weather advisory Sunday to experiencing springlike temperatures and rain showers over the course of just two days, according to the National Weather Service. The mix of snow and freezing rain that began Sunday and lasted overnight into Monday morning forced Dearborn Public Schools and hundreds of others districts in the area to close. However, the high Monday was expected to hit 47 degrees, according to the NWS. The forecasting agency said…
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Expect snow and a mix of freezing rain Sunday night and into Monday morning.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for much of southeastern Michigan, including Wayne County. The advisory is in effect from 7 p.m. Sunday night until 6 a.m. Monday morning. According to the NWS, Michigan can expect to see snow showers changeover to a mix of snow and freezing rain around midnight. Air temperatures are then expected to rise above freezing by 3 a.m., which will then support another changeover to rain. Ice accumulations of up to a tenth of an inch are possible, mainly on elevated surfaces. Snowfall accumulations of 1 to 2 inches will be possible in some areas, including Dearborn. According to the NWS, here's what to watch out for:
Thursday, January 24, 2013
The wintry weather is part of a widespread blanket of white set to fall in the Midwest this weekend.
Southeast Michigan—like much of the Midwest—can expect a fresh blanketing of snow Friday. According to the National Weather Service, Dearborn and surrounding areas can expect snowfall to start in the morning and continue into the afternoon, with a total accumulation of 1-3 inches expected. The precipitation could continue Sunday, with a 60 percent chance of snow and sleet in the area that evening. Another 1-2 inches of precipitation are expected. The wintry weather system is expected to sweep through the Midwest and head east over the weekend, adding to the tremendous Lake Effect snow seen in New York, Ohio and northern and western Michigan earlier this week. The NWS reports, however, that though the snow will be widespread, it will be …
Monday, January 21, 2013
Two Dearborn charter schools will be closed Tuesday due to the weather.
A wind chill advisory is in effect for Dearborn and much of southeast Michigan, the National Weather Service announced Monday evening. The blistering cold winter weather has already caused two Dearborn charter schools to cancel classes for Tuesday. According to WXYZ-TV, Channel 7, multiple closings had been announced as of Monday night, including the Advanced Technology Academy and West Village Academy in Dearborn. Dearborn Public Schools did not announce a closure as of Monday night. The NWS reports that this "shot of arctic air ... will be the coldest of the season." Temperatures will drop to the single digits and as low as -5 heading into Tuesday morning. The wind chill is expected to hit as low as 25 degrees below zero. The wind chill …
Sunday, January 20, 2013
DTE reports roughly 92,000 customers woke up without power and repairs are under way.
High winds whipped through southeast Michigan overnight, causing some widespread power outages. DTE reports nearly 92,000 customers awoke without power Sunday morning, the majority clustered in southern Oakland County and around Ann Arbor, according to the DTE Outage map. The Dearborn area appears to be largely unaffected as of 10 a.m. Sunday, though thousands of homes and businesses in Allen Park, Detroit and Taylor have been left without power. In Dearborn, less than 600 homes were affected—the majority of which are near the area of Warren Avenue from Schaefer to Wyoming. Dearborn Patch readers said on Facebook that their houses creaked, swayed and groaned throughout Saturday night, and though they didn't lose power, some still had …